Passionate about WordPress? Do you find custom theming, crafting child themes, and frameworks beyond thrilling? Do you dream of custom post types and taxonomies? Does your brain run on queries, templates, filters, and actions? Are you already up to speed with Gutenberg and React? Have you thought about legally changing your middle name to WordPress? If you've been nodding your head as you read this, BU wants to hear from you!
Boston University has an extensive network of web sites serving our community of prospective students, students, alumni, athletics, faculty, and staff. This is an exciting opportunity to work on diverse projects with various partners in the university community and to help build the next iteration of web sites at BU .
We are looking for a Senior WordPress Developer to dive into the development and deployment of both websites built with our content management system, as well as plugins and additional features for the university-wide WordPress ecosystem. You will work with the project team to fulfill requirements based on scope and design comps, optimize code within the code base, collaborate on QA testing and bug-fixing, and assist with implementation and deployment. You will also act as a technical support resource and mentor for project team members. You will help determine appropriate tools, methods, and solutions for projects, produce project scope, and estimate effort to advise project managers in setting project schedule and deadlines as well as act as a thought leader in WordPress for project team members, bridging design, development, and production of websites and web-based applications.
Marketing & Communications at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all can thrive. For all positions, we are looking for individuals who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment and who are flexible and creative.
Please include a link to your portfolio.
B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
5-8 years of experience.
Understanding of basic computer science algorithms and data structures.
Extensive experience working with project-based teams.
Significant experience with:
Developing custom features and functionality for WordPress
Creating WordPress plugins
Using task runners, such as NPM/Grunt
Extensive knowledge of the WordPress core codebase
Producing unit testing and QA
WordPress as a Network
Experience working and releasing code to open-source
Exposure to MV* frameworks
Manual data retrieval using SQL
Developing for WordPress Gutenberg editor & React experience
This position is eligible for Boston University's generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Boston University is no small operation. With over 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 140 countries, 10,000 faculty and staff, 16 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study, our two campuses are always humming.